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reporting live from washington for abc7 news. >> thank you. a martinez 6th grader waiting for his mom to cross the finish line is hospitalized involving after surgery to remove shrapnel. he'll probably be hospitalized from seven to ten days. his mother posted he is in intensive care and doctors are not issue of the extent of the damage to his leg. he was waiting for take a picture of his mother crossing the finish line when the first bomb went off. his dad was in the stands and found him laying on the ground amid the chaos. >> among the images from the boston bombings that are resonating across the nation is one of a runner knocked to the ground. you can see the power of the blast pushed this man to the ground. the 78-year-old from washington state said the explosion happened five feet away from him the. >> i got within 15 feet of the
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finish marker and a terrible explosion that was so loud it deafened everything. the shockwaves must have hit my body and my legs started going like noodles and i few i was going down. >> he got back up, though, and finished the race. he then walked back to his hotel. >> poll shows the majority of americans are still worried a if deal about the possibility of a future terrorist attack. if a march poll 63 percent of americans say they are worried about an attack, a pew poll taken in january found that 71 percent of americans say defending the united states from terrorist attacks should be a top priority for the obama administration. the issue of national security has been a top priority for at least 70 percent of americans since the poll has been taken which started in 2002. >> the i.r.s. says boston area taxpayers will get an extension on filing their federal tax returns. taxes were due today in
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massachusetts because yesterday was a state holiday for them. >> google is praised for its action in the minutes after the bombings, the internet giant created a link called "person finder" where you enter names and contact information about runners and people along the racecourse for the public to view so you can get information and give information. the service came in handy because cell phone service because nonexistent for several hours after the explosion. >> you can show your support for the people of boston through a badge posting on your facebook that reads "our hearts go to everyone in boston and each person with loved ones running in the marathon." >> breaking news from the south bay where a house fire turned deadly. a young victim is a 15-year-old girl trapped in the burning building. two others were injured. >> abc7 news reporter cornell
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bernard is live on that story. >> heartbreaking for the family living in this home on north 5th street across the street from the japanese american museum in downtown san jose. we have learned that the girl who lost her life is seven-year-old mariah gomez. her family wanted to us share this photograph with you. the call came if last night about 11:30 that an outbuilding on the property was on fire, the rear of the house. firefighters realized someone was trapped inside the structure. it took ten minutes to knock the fire down and when they went inside they found the body of the seven-year-old girl inside. firefighters say the four-year-old sister was sleeping and escaped with her hair burning. she hospitalized. she will problem of. her grandmother said a few minutes ago she cannot believe her beautiful granddaughter is gone. >> she was a little girl, she
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was everything to me. now she is gone. i usually pick her up every weekend. i guess this weekend i will not pick her up. >> her grandmother says that she was a beautiful little girl would loved singing, dancing, and god's good grace. >> firefighters have just left and their investigation is just going how the fire bedan. it is not known if there were smoke detectors in the outbuild ing. >> new details in another deadly fire in san jose that break out at 8:30 last night on south daniel way, officials are now saying the fire claimed the lives of would people, an elderly woman pulled from the home but died later and a man whose body was found in the rubble. no word on the oil of either victim. >> iranian-state run tv reports
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that 40 people have been killed in a strong earthquake near the iran and pakistani border. iran said the 7.5 earthquake was centered near a sparsely populated area 26 miles from the pakistani border. the united states puts the preliminary magnitude at 7.8, a week after a 6.1 earthquake hit on the persian gulf coast killing 37 people. >> more on the top news stories of the morning coming up and at f.b.i. news conference coming up in 20 minutes. now a check on the forecast. >> meteorologist mike nicco is here with calmer conditions. >> calmer outside right now. and dry as you look at live doppler 7 hd. we have the potential for wind through the cartinez strait, you can see the areas in tan leading into the central valley where the fastest wins are today from 9:00 this morning until 5:00
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during the afternoon hours, with wins up to 35 to 40 miles per hour and be sustained from the northwest at 20 to 30 miles per hour. 22-mile-per-hour wind at fairfield and 26 gusts in santa rosa the fastest, gusting to 21 in novato and only ten at sfo and 18 at half moon bay and you can see by 9:00 those are going to become faster and more uniform. now the next 12 hours 7:00 this morning around the bay at 45 and mid-60's by noon and upper 60's and breezy around the bay shore. as we head inland it will not be so breezy, we are cooler in the 30's and 40's and in the low 60's by noon and upper 60's by 4:00 and the coast breezes pick up in the mid-to-upper 50's through the afternoon. now the traffic. leyla gulen? >> good morning, everyone, at 6:309, as we take you back to san mateo with have a sig-alert now that is due to an overturned big rig, a dump truck blocking
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two lanes, southbound 101 before you reach highway 92. we have live pictures from sky 7 and what a mess! an absolute mess that will snarl your commute. avoid 101 at all costs. take 280 instead. it is a sig-alert due to overturned dump truck and southbound 101 before 92 so the drive coming right out of hayward and into foster city is going to slow down because all of spectator slowing. thanks to sky 7 for the live pictures and on the waze app we do have people tracking the traffic which they say is in the a complete standstill. >> that is a messy picture in san mateo that we will follow for you. it is 6:10. much more on the boston bombings on abc7 news and we will hear from the bay area woman who crossed the finish line moments
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>> covering santa clara, san francisco, east bay and all bay area this is abc7 news. >> we have breaking news from the south bay where a cal fire crew is on the scene of a haz-mat inden at pg&e subbization in san jose. around 4:00 this morning, a couple of transformers began leaking installation oil from their cooling systems. the spill involves estimated 10,000 gallons are oil but not affecting anyone right now but haz-mat crews are there working to clean up the mess. >> in new england, a bay area woman who ran in the boston marathon finished 45 minutes before the explosion and went to her hotel after and there was talk about another explosive
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device. >> people were afraid to go upstairs because it was more than 25 stories. we just got word they found another explosive device in a different hotel so the hotel started we taking in people off the street because they were telling people to get inside. it was very somber and upsetting because it went from being an amazing and exciting and positive day to heartbreaking. >> april did not find out about the bombings until she got text messages and facebook questions about it from her friends. security is tightened including at the golden gate bridge, and the police chief says the officers are out in force and bart police will not talk about any specific security plans but they say passengers should expect to see more security on trains and platforms.
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>> like many cities away the country, los angeles has stepped up security at sporting events and other public places in response to the boston bombings. the lapd was more visible patrolling dodgers stadium last night against the padres and fans showed no objections about opening bags. extra police were added in the parking lots and in helicopters. patrols are stepped up at union station and metro transit stations. >> warning from the food and drug administration over an ingredient found in dietary supplements, known as dmaa promoted as a national way to enhance athletic performance and speed weight loss. the food and drug administration says it can caught cause heart attack and cardiovascular problems and have received 80 reports of illnesses and deaths socialed with products containing the supplement. >> we are following a sig-alert situation in san mateo right
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new, this is a truck on the side spilling metal all over the place in two lanes and this is happening live southbound 101 just under 92 at the big cloverleaf area always busy at this time of the work. leyla gulen, this situation is only going to make it more so and it will last a while the. >> that is right. as we take a look at the crash it is backing up traffic and as you make your drive in the southbound direction avoid 101 completely and take 280, a sig-alert, southbound 101 as you come to the cloverleaf at 92, sky seven is showing us amazing pictures of the over turned dump truck that seems to have spilled a tremendous amount of metal debris. that doesn't look well for freeways. now a look at the traffic, it is starting to be heavy out there and you want to avoid 101 and
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take 280 instead and now word of another accident that is mirroring what is happening on 101 in the east bay, in hair, with updates on southbound nimitz before you get to highway 92. kristen and eric? >> mike has the forecast. >> thank you. we have a couple of serious situations developing in the weather as we head to the afternoon hours. it will not be so windy as yesterday but, city, a few hours will have a breeze to contend with. live doppler 7 hd shows it is dry. you do not need the umbrellas, another day to wash the car. we have shaken the weak limbs out and weak debris. the bay shoreline and to the coast that is highlighted because the wins pick up at 1:00 o'clock this afternoon through 9:00. how fast? 20 to 30 miles per hour coming
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from the northwest. breezy there and choppy if you are thinking of heading out on the open waters. you can see how clear the air looks and we will talk temperatures, it will be sunny, breezy and warmer. leader and chilly tonight. dry and warm all the way through the weekend. san francisco is in the distance from the tower. it is now 46 in san francisco and mill valley. palo alto is holding on to 41. from oakland to san leandro, everything is quiet. temperatures are in the mid-30's in the north bay valley. you are cooler than the rest of us. the high pressure will build the next couple of days. each day the winds will get slower and the temperatures warmer. today we. what up about six to eight degrees. tomorrow, about another two to
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six degrees and another two to four degrees on thursday and thursday through monday, we will neither with 80 to mid-80's and mid-to-upper 70's at the bay and near 60 at the coat. have a great day. >> still ahead, the latest on the boston bombings and we have the f.b.i. briefing coming up in ten minutes from now. we will have a special report with abc7 news but, also, our reporter is in boston, right now, and will talk with us. >> the merck on the move where the [ female announcer ] air fresheners like febreze air effects smell nice... but aren't approved to kill the germs that cause the odors. lysol disinfectant spray does more.
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baseball. businesses in a 15 block radius are closed around the site of the twin bombings with security beefed up at boston area airplanes. >> abc7 news reporter has arrived in boston and will report on this tragedy for us, and is on the phone with us right now. >> hopefully you can hear me. we are in boston, grabbed our gear and toured the city. we got here and if you had not heard what happened you would not necessarily know anything was wrong. people were out walking to work with their coffee, people jogging, walking their dogs, just kind of looked like your typical city on a tuesday morning but as we drove more into the city, we either extrad -- we started to see more f.b.i. vehicles and police vehicles and traffic was slowing. there will be a news conference
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coming up at 9:30 and we will do our best to get there. you will be carrying it on our air live as it happened so we will get our gear together and find out what we can to bring you the latest developments from here in boston. >> we will have live reports tonight and you can follow her on twitter for updates. >> the san jose mercury husband is -- newspaper is looking for a buyer and looking for new office space, new staff, and business operations. printing and production will move to plants operated by the bay area news group. some production jobs in san jose will be cut and other jobs will be added. no word on the asking rice for the headquarters of the
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newspaper. >> she mentioned the f.b.i. briefing coming up so, still ahead, a race to fine the killer who carried out what could be the first successful terror attack on united states soil since 9/11. >> we will have questions happies if a live report from boston coming up. >> a martinez 6th grader was at the finish line when the bomb went off and we will have an update open his condition. >> check out this beautiful picture from sutro tower looking at mount diabolo, temperatures are eight to -- six to eight degrees warmer and the warming trend will continue. >> i appear leyla -- i am leylan with an accident with an overturned big
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>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> this morning, we continue to follow breaking news from boston. in just a few minutes the f.b.i. will update the investigation
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into the boston marathon bombings. national guard troops are patrolling downtown boston. no one has claimed responsibility for the attack that killed three people and injured 145. >> good tuesday morning. >> thanks for joining us. we will take you live to the f.b.i. news conference when it begins but right now security is tight in downtown boston as we wait to be briefed on yesterday's deadly bombings at the boston marathon. >> businesses surrounding the site are closed and airports are on alert with special attention being paid to those traveling to international destinations. >> and a photo is released of a bombing victim, 8-year-old martin richard killed while watching his father take part in the race. a single candle was lit in front of the home where he lived. >> a little boy from martinez was one of many injured
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supporting his mother in the race. amy hollyfield is live at martinez junior high school, where he attended. >> he is okay in i.c.u. in stable condition and the flag is at half staff to remember those who died in yesterday's explosion. he is going to be okay. he is in boston's children hospital. he is 11. he was severely wounded by shrapnel that pierced his leg and his thigh and his hip. he was at the finish line to want his mom finish the race. he was there with his dad. she was a few hundred yards away when the bomb went off. >> the father found his son when three came down from the bleepers and he was on the ground. >> friends thought of the family when the bomb want off.
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he was so excited about the trip. making the situation more stressful yesterday, friends say that his dad was not allowed to ride if the ambulance with him and for a while his parents didn't know which hospital he was in. his mom wrote last night on facebook he had surgery yesterday and he is in the i.c.u. in stable condition. she says that he will be in the hospital probably another seven to ten days and he has a few more surgeries he has to have and one scheduled for tomorrow. >> 6:32. in the aftermath of the bombing, abc7 news spoke by phone with several bay area runners who just finished the race, one is a well-known marathoner from ross at the exact spot of one bomb 20 minutes before it went off. >> this was a wave of terror and people did not know where to turn or what was safe. it was a numbness and it was
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surreal. >> very somber and upsetting, really, because it went from being an amazing and exciting and positive day to heartbreaking. >> april is one of many who traveled from the bay area to run in the prestigious race. >> california police agencies are in a state of heightened alert and they are asking all of us to be vigilant. in a statement the california highway patrol says we urge the public to report to law enforcement anything that appears out of the ordinary. the c.h.p. says that it has an effective process for handling any threats and orange woulds closely with other ages to coordinate a response. >> security has been stepped up in the bay area because of the boston blast and the a's and warriors played in oakland last note with a visible increase in security. the fans at warriors game went through the metals detectors and
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a's fanned had their bags searched. and behind-the-scenes, bomb sniffing dogs were used. >> clip posted on youtube was shot in the viewing stand across from where the first bomb had gone off in boston. >> again, this video of the second bomb is new this morning and you can see at first people were just stunned and eventually someone started shouting orders to "get out of the stands" and smoke filled the area and people emptyied the stands quick limit. >> another perspective of the blast. we have a runners' view seconds before the explosion. can you see on the left side of the screen the woman was wearing a camera on her head when the bomb went off and she was not
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hurt but, obviouslies she took cough at that point and did not finish the race. >> we are standing by for the fbi briefing that will occur any moment. we will get you that. right now, look outside, you cannot tell it is more still or quiet but it is this morning. >> not a lot of brambles from the branches flying around. >> good morning, everyone, live doppler 7 hd shows how dry it is. the latest advisoryies show the delta community is where we have a wind advisory at 9:00, so in 2 1/2 hours through 5:00. what can you expect during that time? a northwest wind sustained at 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts up to 35 to 40 miles per hour. over the water, though, we will have issues also. small craft advisory from 1:00 o'clock to 9:00 as winds are at 20 to 30 miles per hour creating difficult situations.
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22 in fairfield and 21 in novato and 26 in santa rosa, our fastest wind gusts and down do 18 at half moon bay and ten at sfo so you can see they will pick up headed to the morning into the afternoon. when we get to the afternoon it will be breezy around the bay with sunshine and mid-to-upper 60's and breezy at the coast, 54 to 58 and calmer and a lot of sunshine inland and 66 to 69 degrees. warmer weather is on the way in the seven-day outlook. >> good morning, at 6:36, we are looking over sky 7, an overturned dump truck carrying metal debris that tipped over and blocking two lanes, and that is causing slowing not only on southbound 101 but as you come up on highway 92 and both of the transition roads coming off of highway 92 to 101 so the sig-alert is in effect at highway foote because of an
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overturned backup and slow downs on the san mateo bridge. the sky is hazy. traffic is moving decently from hayward. when you get to the high-rise it starts to slow down. you will see extra brake lights so avoid the area and take dumbarton. our map shows we are seeing a heavy backup freeway the burlingame area to san mateo. more updates coming up in a little bit. >> thank you, 6:37. were more ahead on the coverage of the boston bombings including the security preparations being taken right new. the bay area's most popular foot pecial report. in a few weeks.
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good morning, i'm george stephanopoulos in boston and we're joining you news because law enforcement officials are about to hold a press briefing here in boston telling us what they know and what they are doing in the wake of those two explosions yesterday, shortly before 3:00 p.m. at the boston marathon. two explosions 12 seconds apart. right now we know at these three are dead. more than 140 injured including 17 critically.
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i'm here with brian ross and martha raddatz and, brian, we now know that the fbi is in charge of this investigation. >> they have taken the lead in the investigation. they called it potential terrorism. they have yet not enough evidence to tell whether it's domestic terrorism, international terrorism but looking for all kinds of clues in the videos that were taken by witnesses and also the clues of what the explosive was made out of which can be helpful in determining the signature of the bombmaker. >> their first press conference yesterday they were asking residents of boston to send in any video they had and would comb through it. martha raddatz, one of the interesting factors there was no specific threat coming in before the marathon. >> there were no specific threats whatsoever. it was just a beautiful day in boston. the boston marathon, of course, we had national guard there and a lot of police presence, but nothing indicating any sort of terrorist attack or any kind of attack. >> okay, we see the officials walking in right now. we know that governor deval
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patrick and mayor tom menino is there serving in his 20th year and joined by the police commissioner ed davis and fbi special agent in charge and several others including massachusetts senator elizabeth warren as they gather. we're hoping to learn more about it. >> act of terror yesterday, we wanted to organize a briefing with you and the information we have. the mayor is here. the members of our congressional delegation, all of the law enforcement leadership. we have several people who want to present to you this morning and take your questions. a couple points i want to mention at the outset. i told you yesterday that the fbi has taken charge of the investigation, special agent in charge, rick deloria will speak shortly. it's important to clarify that
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two and only two explosive guises were found yesterday. other parcels, all other parcels in the area of the blast have been examined but there are no unexploded bombs. there were no unexploded explosive devices found. over 150 people were injured yesterday in the blast. some gravely. our thoughts go out to all of those injured and killed and to their families and friends. i personally want to thank the extraordinary first responders for their just extraordinary work yesterday. every single one of them, those on site and those who got to the site promptly thereafter performed beautifully as have the area hospitals and i've been calling around to the heads of the hospitals personally though thank them as well. it's our hope that tomorrow we will organize an interfaith prayer service to help our
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community heal. we don't have details on that yet but will provide those details when we have them. there's a support center that was opened yesterday in what we call the castle opposite the park plaza hotel on or ling ton and stuart street, he think it is. the mayor and his -- have provided staff to help people cope with this extraordinary event and it will be open from 9:00, until i think 5:00 or beyond this evening. finally, everyone should expect continued heightened police presence and everyone should continue personally to be vigilant. the investigation continues and until it is done, all of those in law enforcement represented by the leaders here will be present in force in the area around the palace and throughout the city and with that, let me turn it over to mayor menino. >> thank you, governor.
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yesterday terror was brought to the city of boston. tragedy was brought to one of our neighborhoods also. this is a close-knit place, the city of boston. here we know our neighbors and grieve for them. grieve for the little boy who we knew from dorchester but also today i want to say we know our heroes also. they are the men and women who wear helmets, the badges, the runners that helped us yesterday during this time of need and as we go together on this issue with all the law enforcement officials, we're going to make sure the city pulls together. now we got it under control. let's it into work together. let's keep offering our helping hands to individuals who might need it during this very difficult time in our city's history. i say to all of you, i've been the mayor for 20 years now, i've never seen law enforcement pull together working together to
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solve our crime. but the business community and neighbors, and this is a tragedy but boston is a strong city. we set up a resorce center over at the castle near the park plaza hotel where staff will be there available to give information to individuals who have been involved in the marathon and it's open from 9:00 to 5:00 and phone number is -- 635-5040 i believe and our hot line -- number is -- 617-354 617-354-5050 and 24-hour hot line, 617-635, 4500 and last several hours we received calls from all over the world asking information about our tragedy and how they could help us so this is a bad day for boston but i think if we pull together we'll get through it. we're a strong city and a lot
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willing to work together to make it a better place for all our people. as we gather today with all our officials let's say boston will overcome. >> imagine you, mr. mayor. senator. >> thank you, governor. thank you, mr. mayor. the president of the united states has pledged his full support in all efforts, supposed to keep the city safe and to find the person who did this and bring them to justice. we did not have to reach out to the president. the president reached out to us. he called the governor, he called the mayor. he called the members of the delegation because the president is actively involved here and responding. on behalf of our congressional delegation, senator cowan is here with me and congressman lynch and all of the members of our delegation. we want to extend our thanks to the first responders, to the firefighters, to the police officers, to the ems, to everyone on the scene including the volunteers who came and
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helped those in trouble and helped save lives. we also want to thank those from all around the country and all around the world whose prayers and thoughts and offers of help have pored in. we are deeply grateful. as the mayor said boston will survive. >> thank you, governor. i'm rick deloria. i would like to start this morning by thanking the first responders from boston ems and boston fire department and the volunteer physicians, nurses and medical staff from the community have volunteered at the marathon. their services and heroic actions saved lives. we continue to work shoulder to shoulder with our partners at the police department and massachusetts state police as well at our other agencies. our mess is clear to bring to justice those responsible for the marathon bombing. the american public wants
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answers and the citizens of the city of boston and commonwealth want and deserve answers. this group of dedicated men and women standing before you pledge to do everything possible to get those answers. this remains a very active investigation. our ongoing investigation in various locations throughout the area goes on however there are no known additional threats. we process the crime scene which could take some time. the citizens of massachusetts and the city of boston should expect to see the fbi and its jttf partners conducting investigative activity in the greater eastern massachusetts and boston area. assistance from the public remains critical in establishing a time line of events which leads to swift conclusion through due diligence and strong investigative activity. we commend the public. we commend the citizens of boston and the citizens of the commonwealth of massachusetts for the information that has been provided to law enforcement so far and we strongly encourage
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that assistance to continue. it is paramount to explain the fbi and our jttf role to a greater extent. the volume of tips we receive and we received voluminous tips over the last 18 hours. we have staffed our 1-800-call-fbi tip line and into encourage people to call it with tips and bringing additional victim stinls and resources from our headquarters components in other field offices to boston and they are on site working what's speak processing evidence at the crime scene. to the extent that the crime scene still plays in copley perimeter and still continuing to be a crime scene it may be that for the next several days. we are following up on a variety of leads and see us and our partners interviewing maybe your neighbor or co-worker or yourself. please cooperate with law enforcement authorities. the resources, the fbi, the jttf
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allow for swift action which hopefully will yield quick results but that does not diminish our diligence and leads that we are processing. we are just beginning upon that path. thank you very much. >> i'm gene marquez acting special agent in charge, atf boston field division. at this time atf has been a partial nrt, national response team activation and bringing our explosives experts to the scene's working jointly with the fbi and on the scene and we have certified explosives specialists and enforcement officers and special agent bomb texts and canines that are trained to detect any explosive devices or any residue. at this time we have approximate ly 30 forensic specialists en route on the scene and to dispel
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any rumors, there were -- there were rumors floating around there were up to seven devices up to one point. that is not true. i think that happened as a result of some suspect packages that were disrupted. but we only had two devices that we're aware of and both those were involved in the -- and did the damage and were involved in the incident. we are looking for the public's cooperation. if there's any video, any photographic evidence contact the fbi hot line or the city's hot line we'd like to review any kind of media you have out there that might give us additional investigative leads and pursuing them at this time. the keen is going to take several days to process and ask for your patience as we're working in that area and for your cooperation. >> good morning.
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i'm united states attorney carmen ortiz and want to extend my condolences to the families of the loved ones lost in the attack on the city of boston as well as those that were hurt and may still be fighting for their lives. our thoughts and our prayers go out to them. what happened yesterday was a terrible tragedy. it was amazing to see as you have heard from my colleagues here how people just helped one another. ran toward the blast, just to assist another person in greater need. people who were just there for those that were hurt and in a dire situation. it was amazing to see how the city of boston and people from around the world that were part of yesterday's boston marathon helped one another console each other. there are so many moving parts to an investigation such as
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this. and i can't begin to thank everyone who has been involved. law enforcement, medical professionals, emergency responders and really just regular citizens who became heroes yesterday. i want to repeat as i did state it yesterday this is an active and it's an ongoing investigation but rest assured we are bringing all of the necessary resources to assist in this matter and that we will conduct all that we can with all of our law enforcement partners. i've been in touch with the attorney general several times eric holder and he has pledged all the resources from the department and others on behalf of the federal government to help us and recover from yesterday. i ask for your patience and understanding as we continue to pursue leads together, evidence and to get to the bottom of who did this and why. thank you.
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>> good morning, i'm ed davis, police commissioner for the city of boston of we are in the process of securing and processing the most complex crime scene that we've dealt with in the history of our department. we are doing that under the direction of the fbi and in partnership with the atf. we secured the perimeter with members of the national guard and generals here and thank the people working closely with us and received assistance from chicago, los angeles, units have responded here from new york city and baltimore and we are working very closely with all of our partners on this complex investigation. i want to stress that the area around the crime scene which was yesterday was 15 blocks has been reduced to about 12 blocks at this point in time and will to collapse that crime scene as the facts and circumstances make that available and want to open
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up as many streets and get people into their buildings as quickly as we can. we're working diligently on that but please be patient with us. we expect that scene will go for another two days anyway and people should make appropriate plans. again, i want to stress that any information that you have, any videos of photographs that happened, not just at that scene but anywhere in the immediate vicinity could be helpful to this investigation. our focus is on processing that evidence right now and we're looking forward to working with our partners to bring the individual who are responsible for this heinous crime to justice. thank you. >> thank you, commissioner. colonel. >> hang on. we have colonel -- yes. >> good morning. my name is timothy albin superintendent of the massachusetts state police. as i said in one of our briefings there's really two or three parts to this --
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>> this has been a press conference by law enforcement officials in boston in the wake of those bombings at the marathon yesterday. i'm here with brian ross and martha raddatz and, brian, clearly highly coordinated all hands on deck. two big headlines from governor patrick. only two explosive devices, no others, from the head of the fbi no additional threats at this idea. >> and reduces the fact how they could go through and look for clues. did somebody see a person put a bomb in a trashcan, mailbox. somebody saw something and that's what they're looking for right now. >> martha raddatz, the other big message that came from the mayor was it was a bad day for boston but we're a close community. >> i'm sure. but it's just that healing process and probably began shortly after the event yesterday. this is a city that is a small
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city. they will come together. you heard senator warren say the same thing. boston will survive but sounds to me they have a long way to go before they figure this out. >> a lot to go and asking for more information coming from the public. martha, brian, we'll stand by and regular programming will continue. all day long we'll cover it and a full report tonight on "world news with diane sawyer." i'm george stephanopoulos in boston. >> ann boston. >> ann updating our headlines now,g to give a breast cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade.
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good morning, america. this morning, terror at the boston marathon. [ explosion ] the two explosions that rocked the finish line, three dead now. at least 140 injured. >> something just blew up. [ explosion ] run! >> the chaos and horror as shrapnel blasted through the crowd. >> we are going to need more ambulances here. we need some more ambulances.
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>> this morning what we know about the victims, including the children, an 8-year-old, an 11-year-old caught in the mayhem and the runner knocked down by the first bomb in this astonishing shot. overnight a frantic search playing out around boston. are the clues buried in the bombs? we are live on the scene with the breaking new details and the brand-new video. >> this is a special edition of "good morning america," terror at the boston marathon. live, from boston. and good morning, america. to all our viewers in the west, we're live from boston, where it's 10:00 a.m. right now. a city still in shock. the images from yesterday right there. right now, there's a live briefing happening with the governor of massachusetts, the mayor of boston, the fbi special agent in charge.
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the headlines from deval patrick, he said, no unexploded bombs were found at the marathon. the only explosives where the two bombs that wept off. they added there were no additional tlets. this came from the fbi agent in charge. i'm joined by josh elliott, brian ross, martha raddatz, working here through the night. >> we're near the explosion point, some three blocks behind us and to the left down boylston. the marathon here, a signature event for this city. torn apart by the schahrapnel s from those boms. the injury for so many, hundreds of injuries from schaap lel wounds, loss of limbs. the american revolution started outside the city. many of the people on spring
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